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What Does EDS Know?

Margaret Evans, the acting deputy associate director for national security at the Office of Management and Budget, leaves her job next month to join Electronic Data Systems Corp.'s federal office in Herndon, Va., where she'll handle information assurance and intelligence.

Evans, who has 20 years in the federal government — including 13 in the CIA, where she ran counterterrorism, counterintelligence and covert action operations — is the latest high-ranking official to join the high-tech company. She follows former Agriculture CIO Anne Reed and Carla von Bernewitz, the former CIO at the Defense Logistics Agency.

Steak and Potatoes

The FBI spent a lot of time searching for the right code name for its latest crime-busting tactic — bugging e-mails — according to our gumshoe, who spoke only on background. FBI agents originally chose the term "Omnivore" but rejected it because it suggested a system that devours everything. "Carnivore" seemed more appropriate because "it gets to the meat of the matter," according to the source.

Tempting Temptations

W.J. "Billy" Tauzin (R-La.), chairman of the telecommunications subcommittee of the House's Commerce Committee and a longtime friend of the communications industry, will have his own celebration this week at the Republican Convention in Philadelphia.

Being billed as a blast with the past, the bash will feature the '60s Motown group The Temptations. Tauzin, whose committee handles everything from satellites to the future of broadband, is the honored guest. And who is picking up the tab? It wouldn't be the telecom industry, would it?

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